As part of the Mayor Bloomberg's 2007 plan to reduce the number of youth sent to juvenile detention, the Office of the Criminal Justice Coordinator partnered with several area non-profits to begin offering alternative to detention services. CASES was selected as the provider of these services in Manhattan and launched its Choices Alternative-to-Detention (ATD) program for young people that are facing juvenile detention while their cases are pending in Family Court. The program is designed to avoid the disruption that arises when young people are taken out of their school and placed in detention, away from their family and support networks.
CASES court staff screen youth facing charges in Family Court and report to the courts on participant progress and compliance. The program also accepts referrals from the NYC Department of Probation.
CASES is proud to collaborate with the following organizations in delivering program services: